The Faults of Philosophy: On Not Needing Reason

Betsy Calabaza
1 min readOct 25, 2022


Sometimes the pain is absurd
Still it’s what fate decides

  • The Lonely Night

Now that I’m falling to the sunlights and a song
I want to know do I stay or do I go
And do I have to do just one
And can I choose again if I should lose the reason?

  • Nico

We start with a thought. Structuring through scaffolds into a school.

A rhythm leads to a loop, rolling towards identity.

The building stays up, reinforced by our beliefs, the building stays up, in part, because we believe

Before the thought there was only fate and consequence

Through thought, fate and consequence are reimagined

Imagination becoming fate, becomes consequence through the ephemeral

Logic interferes, between the imagination, the unavoidable trajectory

Was our conceptualization a doing something again already

Has all this happened before without us? Or were we here before but with differing memories

The pain feels similar to before, the tired body shown wasting

It has all happened before, but with fresh re-working

Thus part of philosophy is starting over, anew

Even better than we started before

With no promises of any given conclusion

Just an opportunity to start again

Thank you, philosophy



Betsy Calabaza

blooms — crazy rants masked as abstract experimental philosophy. s/o CS Peirce